Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a power outlet in Nigeria

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Nigerian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation . This page has step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are travelling to Nigeria using their standard G or D type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Nigeria from a different region please double check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Nigerian power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation Fire OS operating system, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Nigeria

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Nigeria?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Nigerian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Nigeria?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation the best international travel charger for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Nigeria (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nigeria and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Nigeria using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Nigerian power outlet

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Nigerian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Nigerian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right of the Fire situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Forth Generation Kindle Fire should last 8 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Nigerian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cable and a Type D USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerian power outlet. This plug outlet (known as a Type D power outlet [7]) can be recognised by three holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top right of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life should last around 8 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - wikipedia entry about Nigeria
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters